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Tanuj on nepotism debate: Nothing wrong

Bollywood actor

Tanuj Virwani

, who was last seen in the film ‘Yodha’ alongside Sidharth Malhotra, Disha Patani and Rashii Khanna, talked about the

nepotism debate

that surrounds star kids. He also discussed if his career has ever benefited from being the son of actress

Rati Agnihotri

. Despite being pleased with his mother’s achievements, the actor stated that he aspires to be a ‘

self-made person


In an interview with, Tanuj Virwani opened up about the perks and cons of being Rati Agnihotri’s son. Regarding whether or not being a

star kid

aided him in his career, the actor responded that it’s a bit of a double-edged sword for him. He said that there are advantages of being a star kid because of the respect and regard his mom has commanded and the equation she has had with so many people from the film fraternity. But the actor admitted he is aware that being someone’s son cannot get me one opportunity after the other.
Tanuj stated, “The filmmakers, everyone thinks that you have to be as good as your famous parents from your first to second film only, which is next to impossible. Because that only happens with experience, which you learn on the job. You could go to all the fancy film schools all over the world, but what happens in our industry, what you learn on set and what you are able to communicate on the day in the moment in front of camera, is what matters. That’s something I learnt very early on.”
Tanuj further added that he is very proud of his mother but he wants to be a self-made person. He further said, “I want my successes and failures to be my own. That’s something that I’ve always been very clear about. The pluses and minuses even out in the long run.”

The actor even discussed the whole debate around nepotism and how it is unfair and irrelevant. Tanuj said, “I feel it’s been highlighted a lot more in the past 3 to 4 years, but if you notice carefully, nepotism has always been in our system. It’s not just in the film industry. It happens everywhere, because what’s wrong with wanting the best for your child? If you built an empire or if you built a certain amount of goodwill in that particular industry, you will want your child to reap the benefits and dividends of that.”

He further added, “At the same time, you don’t want to make them entitled where they forget what it is to work hard and just expect everything on a silver or golden platter. There’s a difference in that. But you need to create the best opportunity for kids to succeed, which is nothing wrong with that. And finally, when the birds leave the nest, they have to learn to fly on their own. How much are you going to hold their hand after a point? The audience is the judge, jury, and execution.”
He even mentioned that he has seen countless examples of star kids who did not have what it takes to become a good actor, so they didn’t make it. While talking about the outsiders, the actor stated that there are so many people he has seen who come from the outside and are able to sustain and make it because they have what it takes.
He concluded the conversation by saying that one needs to have the guts, need to be at the right place at the right time, work hard and be lucky.

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